|Vox Datapro's VSAT offering enables you to connect from anywhere via a dedicated satellite link, thereby extending your organisation's reach to remote regions that are not serviced by traditional terrestrial solutions. VSAT is a sophisticated communications technology that allows for the use of small, fixed satellite antennas to provide highly reliable communication between a central hub and almost any number of geographically dispersed sites. The iDirect Evolution Satellite Teleport is collocated at Vox Datapro, which is managed and monitored 24/7/365.
|Features & Benefits
- A completely private network between your head office and branches
- Connectivity where DSL or Diginet cannot be accessed
- Head office and branches can be located anywhere in southern Africa
- Reduced latency (teleport is located in at Vox's head office in JHB)
- Possible to run software applications (e.g. ERPs, SAP, etc.)
- Accurate bandwidth allocation
- Reliability (up-time of 99.5%)
- Quick deployment
- IP capability
- 24/7/365 monitoring and support
- Dedicated bandwidth
- Affordable redundancy
- Internet breakout
- Point-to-point, single-hop dedicated satellite connectivity
A segment of bandwidth is leased from Vox Datapro and then allocated to each of the remote sites/branches of a client. Using Group Quality of Service (GQoS), only these sites/branches would share the aforementioned leased bandwidth. Each remote site is allocated a minimum guaranteed bandwidth as well as a 'burstable' portion of bandwidth. This 'burstable' portion of bandwidth becomes available when other sites/branches within your business are not using their allocated minimum bandwidth. This intelligent management utilises the leased bandwidth very efficiently and ensures optimal performance and a high quality of service.
The hardware platform uses iDirect X3 Evolution DVBS2 modems connected via small 1.2m antennas. IP traffic lands at our local JHB teleport which then connects to the client's head office via a direct leased line (MPLS). No other clients have access to this segment of bandwidth which we can setup using your IP address range (i.e. a completely private network). If required, internet breakout and emails can be provided by Vox Datapro or this can be provided from your head office.
For a satellite solution the latency is low as the Teleport is located in JHB, as opposed to the Teleport being located internationally. This reduced latency will be noticeable even if the internet is used as the backbone for connectivity between our JHB teleport and your head office. Typical ranges we achieve are between 600 – 800ms. The latency on a leased line or MPLS is typically between 600 – 650ms but will result in an increase in cost. Latency can be further addressed using WAN optimisation devices.
Vox Datapro can also provide standby VSAT connectivity for redundancy purposes. In such circumstances a monthly fixed access fee would be applicable but bandwidth would only be charged on an ad-hoc basis in accordance with the actual usage for that particular month. If your primary link fails for whatever reason, automatic switchover will be activated and the satellite will automatically take over the connectivity. Once your primary link is restored your bandwidth costs will be reduced to the access fee only.